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Accident: 109162.015 - Employee Loses Balance On Step Stool And Falls, Is Killed

Accident: 109162.015 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 08/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1346534.01508/22/2018Unique Interior Designs, Inc.

At 10:40 a.m. on August 22, 2018, an employee was hanging wall paper on the wall near the ceiling while working from a step stool that was on a mobile scaffold system. The employee lost his balance and fell approximately 7 feet to the grou nd when the stool shifted. The employee struck his head on the concrete floor a nd was killed.

Keywords: concrete slab, fall, lost balance, scaffold, scaffolding, stepladder, struck against
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1346534.015 60 M Fatality Paperhangers FallDist: 7
Cause: Interior painting and decorating

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